Solo Female Travel in Reykjavík

Located in the heart of Iceland, Reykjavík is a city of culture, art and adventure. From its stunning natural beauty to its vibrant nightlife, Reykjavík has something for everyone. Visitors can explore the city's many museums, galleries, and attractions, or take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon. Reykjavík is also a great base for exploring the rest of Iceland, with easy access to the country's stunning glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls.

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Hi! My name is Karolina I’m 25 years old. I will be happy to meet new people who like to travel as well as have fun.


Cheerful, smiley person, love to read, travel and get to know new people, make new friends and share experiences. Single for many years, mum to a 23 year old daughter. Daughter, sister, aunt, friend, close to my family and friends. Travelled alone for the first time 3 years ago, much needed and surprised I could do it!

Experiences from Reykjavík

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4.7 /5

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Reykjavik is tiny, you can walk the entire "city" in one morning. I found some very good restaurants there and the food was delicious but expensive.

Posted: May 21, 2023
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I found Reykjavik to be very friendly and safe. The first night I stayed in an Airbnb room in someone’s house (which I had never done) and was happy with the accommodation. I got lucky and saw a little of the northern lights that night. Spent the remainder of the trip in the national park. The rental car was very cheap at the time and the road that goes around the entire country was well paved and well marked.

Posted: December 10, 2022
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I went solo and could afford to drive around on my own. Did all days tours golden circle, I could book a secrete lagoon with it (two hour entry, more of rustic stay and much smaller but unique) south to Vik and black sand beach. There is an amazing walk/loop along the shore to Grota light house -+12 km altogether, so worthy. It was so bizarre, unified and beautiful.

Posted: November 17, 2022
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Things to do: - Hallgrímskirkja - Sun Voyager - Rainbow Street - Street Art - Hofdi House Safety: I felt super safe. Recommendations: Reykjavik is a lovely city with great trips to breathtaking scenery.

Posted: September 16, 2022
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Things to do: - Hallgrímskirkja Church - Rainbow Road - Austurvöllur Square - Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat - Icelandic Phallological Museum - Harpa Concert Hall - Sun Voyager Sculpture - Hofdi House Safety: It’s safe. I walked around Reykjavik alone at night and nobody bothered me. Recommendations: Reykjavik is a small, easy to navigate and safe city. If you stay in the city center, you can easily walk around at night.

Posted: September 9, 2022
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Things to do: - Iglesia Hallgrímskirkja - Harpan - Sun Voyager - The Icelandic Phallological Museum - Perlan - National Museum of Iceland - Reykjavík Art Museum - Laugavegur - The Settlement Exhibition Safety: Reykjavík is safe and most of the people are friendly. Recommendations: Reykjavik is cool for a day or two, but all the best parts of Iceland are outside the city.

Posted: September 2, 2022
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Frequently asked questions

Is Reykjavík safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Reykjavík is generally considered to be a safe city for solo female travellers. However, as with any city, it is important to take the usual precautions such as avoiding dark and isolated areas at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not leaving your belongings unattended.

Is Reykjavík good for solo travel?

Yes, Reykjavík is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and has a vibrant nightlife and culture. There are plenty of activities to do, from exploring the city's museums and galleries to taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon. Reykjavík is also home to a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars, making it easy to meet other travelers.

Is Reykjavík expensive for solo travellers?

Yes, Reykjavík can be expensive for solo travellers. Prices for accommodation, food, and activities can be higher than in other cities. However, there are ways to save money, such as staying in hostels, eating at budget restaurants, and taking advantage of free activities.

What to do in Reykjavík solo?

  1. Explore the city on foot. Reykjavík is a great city to explore on foot, with plenty of interesting sights and attractions to discover.

  2. Visit the Hallgrímskirkja Church. This iconic church is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Reykjavík and offers stunning views of the city.

  3. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions and is a great place to relax and unwind.

  4. Visit the National Museum of Iceland. This museum offers a great overview of Iceland’s history and culture, and is a great place to learn more about the country.

  5. Take a whale watching tour. Whale watching is a popular activity in Reykjavík, and there are plenty of tour operators offering trips out to sea.

  6. Visit the Harpa Concert Hall. This stunning concert hall is one of Reykjavík’s most impressive buildings, and is a great place to catch a show or concert.

  7. Go shopping. Reykjavík is home to a variety of shops and boutiques, offering everything from traditional Icelandic souvenirs to designer clothing.

  8. Take a day trip. Reykjavík is a great base for exploring the rest of Iceland, and there are plenty of day trips available to nearby attractions.

Is Reykjavík safe to travel alone?

Yes, Reykjavík is generally considered to be a safe city for solo travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Reykjavík safe at night?

Yes, Reykjavík is generally considered to be a safe city at night. However, as with any city, it is always advisable to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings.

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